LAKE PLACID - Smoke billowed out of a two-story home on Spring Street Wednesday afternoon as Lake Placid's firefighters, with the assistance of Saranac Lake's, worked to contain a severe structure fire.
Five occupants were home at the time of the fire, and everyone was able to escape without injuries, along with two pets.
The home at 37 Spring St., sustained significant fire, smoke and water damage, according to a press release issued by the fire department Wednesday night. As of press time the cause of the fire is undetermined, and the Essex County Cause and Origin Team has been called to assist in the investigation.
Lake Placid firefighters battle a blaze at a home at 37 Spring St. Wednesday.
(Photo for the Enterprise — Eric Voorhis)
The fire department responded to the alarm at 2:45 p.m. Fire was visible upon their arrival coming from two windows. Firefighters entered the building and contained the fire to the second floor. Lake Placid's 30 members who responded were back in service at the firehouse at 7:19 p.m.; Saranac Lake's four returned at 5:06 p.m.
While they were in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake volunteers also responded to an alarm at the Quiznos at 90 Main St. that turned out to be a malfunction, as Lake Placid volunteers were busy with the fire.
The Keene Volunteer Fire Department covered the Lake Placid fire station and secured an area for a helicopter to land at Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid.
A call to donate
To donate items to the Strack-Reid family, who lost everything according to those close with them, contact Michelle Beaney at 523-4195 or Sheila Preston at 523-0205. Donations of clothes, food and household items are welcome. They also have a dog and cat.
Monetary donations can also go to Wiseguys: 523-4446, ask for Lisa Planty.
Ronnie Reid: 34-36 x 30 pants, large shirts
Wife Missy Strack: XL shirts, 14-16 pants
Grandmother Cheryl Strack: XL
14-year-old son: 31x32 pants, XL shirts
12-year-old daughter, size 0